Chloe Wallington will be matching it with the boys at this year’s under 12 National Schoolboys Championships in Adelaide later this month.
While the Balmoral 14-year-old won’t be pulling on the boots for Queensland, she will be representing her state in just as an important role as an umpire for the carnival.
Chloe started her umpiring career in 2010 as an AFL Brisbane Juniors green shirt umpire.
Since then she has work progressively upwards, including umpiring the under 12 state titles on the Gold Coast earlier this year.
AFL Brisbane Junior Umpire Coordinator, Pierce Field said that Chloe was a fantastic example for those willing to work hard in umpiring.
“Chloe will be matching it with the best junior umpires in Australia, and the AFL Brisbane Juniors umpiring group could not be more proud of the way she has developed as an umpire,” Field said.
“It is fantastic to see Chloe selected to represent her state at the carnival in July. It shows that any umpire, male or female, willing to put in the work and effort into their umpiring can achieve like Chloe has.”
An increasing number of females are joining the AFL Queensland umpiring ranks with a number having been selected for high-level officiating roles this season.
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